Benchmark Announcement Coincides with SQL Server 2000 (64-Bit) Release

On April 24, Microsoft announced the first single-system TPC-C benchmark result to surpass the 600,000 tpmC mark. SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on a Hewlett-Packard (HP) Superdome server running Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition returned a tpmC score of 658,277 at a price/performance score of of $9.80/tpmC. The benchmark announcement coincided with Microsoft's release of the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003.


SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) is designed to support memory-intensive and high-performance applications running on 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003. Microsoft's combined announcements are geared toward encouraging customers to extend their systems to the 64-bit architecture. In addition, the company is stressing that the new products offer a compelling alternative to UNIX-based solutions through 64-bit capabilities that deliver both high scalability and lower cost of ownership. You can read Microsoft's press release about the latest TPC-C score at .

You can view the score details on the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) Web site at .

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